The vote of Members through the Special General Meeting held on April 24th has provided greater than two-thirds support for the April 2014 Nova Scotia Merger Proposal for CA, CGA and CMA (the Proposal). Consistent with the requirements outlined in the CGA Act, the Board has approved moving forward with pursuing a merger agreement with CA Nova Scotia and CMA Nova Scotia. The CGANS Steering Committee – established in March 2013 – will continue its role in overseeing the merger process.
In consultation with other Nova Scotia stakeholders was completed via phone conversations and face-to-face meetings during April and May. The stakeholder feedback received concerning the Proposal was supportive and the awareness of the unification effort across the country was evident (For more information on the status of the unification initiative across the country, please visit the CPA Canada website).
The CGANS Board members of the Steering Committee are:
1. Kim Batherson, CGA, Chair
2. Dr. Peter Secord, CGA, 1st Vice Chair
3. Peter Duggan, FCGA, Past Chair
The Steering Committee members will be working collaboratively with the CA Steering Committee members and the CMA Steering Committee members to unite CGA Nova Scotia, ICANS and CMA Nova Scotia, and to create a CPA body that will be the pre-eminent professional organization, which acts in the best interests of the public and represents its members. Supported by management and staff of all three organizations, along with legal counsel and other advisors as necessary, the Steering Committee will be tasked with:
Considerable progress has been made to date and we will continue to provide updates to the CGA Nova Scotia membership and we welcome your comments and feedback.
Kim Batherson, CGA Stana Colovic, CGA (Hon)
CGA Nova Scotia Chair Chief Executive Officer